Man Shot Outside of Palmers

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : June 4, 2007

DSC03109 A man was shot in the early hours of the morning today in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood:

A beef over an alleged robbery lead to the shooting death Sunday night of a man outside a Minneapolis bar, police said.

The victim and another man starting arguing at Palmer’s Bar at 500 Cedar Av. S. in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. The victim accused the man of robbing him, which the man denied, police said. They were going to fight outside the bar, but for some reason the man changed his mind.

The victim then got into his car and drove in front of the bar. The man he had been arguing with fired several shots into the car, police said. The victim stumbled out of his car and died.

imageTonight Missio Dei will be having a simple candlelight vigil near where this man died. It is an awkward things to do, but this sort of violence happens in plain view in the middle of the neighborhood, witness for peace should also happen in plain view in the middle of the neighborhood.

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4 Responses to “Man Shot Outside of Palmers”

  1. beth on June 4th, 2007 3:03 pm

    amen to witnessing for peace in plain view. But I am curious about what message that your peace vigil wishes to bring to the site. thou shalt not kill? love your enemy? no more handguns?

    it seems to me that we are are victims of a violent culture. we war, we execute, we abort, and we kill each other when we mad about something. where does it start? where does it end?

  2. markvans on June 4th, 2007 3:10 pm

    Good questions…I think the only message that I hope we can communicate tonight is: “This man’s life was precious, and his death matters.”

  3. Mike on June 4th, 2007 4:15 pm

    Thanks for being a blessing in this part of Mpls. We need more churches like this

  4. Jackson on June 4th, 2007 6:06 pm

    I think we live in a culture with violence, but violence is not the norm…well not in all neighborhoods.

    I think this is a beautiful display.

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